Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Velocity by Alan Jacobson



He was not going to kill her immediately. No—if there was one thing he had learned, it was to savor the moment, to be deliberate and purposeful. Like a predator in the wild, he would waste no energy. He needed to be careful, efficient, and resourceful. And above all, he needed to be patient.


That’s what he was now: a hunter who satisfied his hunger by feeding on others.
He sat alone in the dark parking lot, drumming his fingers on the dashboard, shifting positions in the seat. Talk radio hosts babbled on in the background, but he remained focused on his task. Watching. Waiting.

Title: Velocity
Author: Alan Jacobson
ISBN: 9781593156213
Publisher: Vanguard Press/2010
Pages: 400

FBI profiler Karen Vail is on a holiday with her boyfriend, Detective Robby Fernandez in Napa Valley. One evening, he goes missing. A serial killer is on a spree of killing people in uniform in that wine country. He is caught yet the killings continue. The killer leaves the bodies of the victims in public places. Karen is very much worried about Robby and fears he might be in grave danger. 

Just when they think, they are in the right trail, FBI orders Karen Vail to return to Quantico to handle an important case. Karen is not keen but she has to go back. There she meets convert government operative Hector DeSantos to find out what happened to Robby. It seems some people are trying to stall the investigations. The question is who? And why?

This is third Karen Vail series. However, it does stand alone. I liked the way Karen Vail goes about it investigations. She is emotional about Robby yet she is rational. She is not afraid of anyone. The last half of the novel is very good. All the loose ends are tied rather well and I learnt so much about the risk the people in uniform go through to save peoples lives. A wonderful thriller for all those love a fast paced novel. Government operative Hector DeSantos is a very resourceful and likable character.

14 comments:

Book Dragon said...

nice! Thanks for sharing this one

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

WOW --great intro for sure, I would keep reading. Great pick enjoy

grammajudyb said...

Sounds a bit unnerving. I was hesitant, but I would probably keep reading. I love a good detective mystery as long as it is not too creepy! Thanks for sharing.

JoAnn said...

Sounds a little too creepy for me!

Amy Meyer said...

I would definitely keep reading this book...that's some creepy opening, but I sure want to know what happens!

Great choice & enjoy!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I am intrigued by stories about serial killers, especially when the main characters are chasing them.

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kelley jensen said...

Sounds creepy. I'm not a fan of creepy. enjoy your book and thanks for stopping by. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

fredamans said...

Sounds like my kind of book, I live for creepy! ;-)

Peggy Farooqi said...

I like crime, you can almost always get me with this genre, so yes, I would continue.

Yvonne said...

This sounds good!

Pooch said...

Backing away slowly...not my genre, but hope you like it.
:)

Paulita said...

This sounds exciting. Hope you liked it.

Paulita said...

This sounds exciting. Hope you liked it.

stacybuckeye said...

Anything set in wine country has to be good :)